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High Frequency Trading

To Catch an Algo Thief

John Bates | Posted 02.26.2015 | Technology
John Bates

Cyberterrorism is on the upswing and algorithmic terrorism is the next iteration. So much of our economy is underpinned by electronic trading that protecting the markets is paramount.

Aggressive High-Frequency Trading in Equities

Irene Aldridge | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Aggressive high-frequency trading (HFT) is a classification of electronic trading strategies that rely on ultra-fast infrastructure and market orders to take advantage of news, predictive analytics or short-lived information asymmetries.

Tracking Aggressive High-Frequency Traders and Flash Crashes in Stocks

Irene Aldridge | Posted 01.16.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Traditional variables taken into consideration by investors have included growth prospects, competition, recent earnings, dividends, long-term volatility and the like.

Intraday Risk and Portfolio Selection

Irene Aldridge | Posted 01.08.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

At this point in financial innovation, no savvy portfolio manager can afford to ignore intraday risk, and, instead, needs to make it an integral part of his portfolio selection model.

Those Slow to Adopt New Technology Often Benefit Most from It

Andre Bourque | Posted 01.08.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

In a time-tested CIO article, Stephanie Overby wrote, "When the first wheel was rolled out in 3000 B.C., just a handful of Mesopotamians had enough insight and risk tolerance to give it a whirl while others looked on from a safe distance." And today, the same phenomenon exists.

Real-Time Market Surveillance Delivers Much Needed Answers

Irene Aldridge | Posted 02.22.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Recent market moves left many buy-side investors puzzled and wanting for more information. Was the extreme volatility observed in the Fall of 2014 a gust of wind or a hurricane, a harbinger of further price swings to come?

Microstructure Risk Is a Key Measure in the New Landscape of Risk

Irene Aldridge | Posted 02.01.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

To diversify the risks of one's total portfolio, consideration of alpha and beta alone is enough.

What's to Be Done About High Frequency Trading?

Robert Zevin | Posted 01.06.2015 | Business
Robert Zevin

High Frequency Trading (HFT) is essentially no different from a highwayman standing in the road with a gun demanding a tributary toll from all who would go about their business to the better without him.

Michael McAuliff

Elizabeth Warren's Trust Question Poses Problem For Wall Street Exec

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It seems like a simple question. With only 15 percent of Americans trusting the stock market and a declining percentage who invest in it...

Michael Lewis' Flash Boys

Robert Zevin | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Robert Zevin

The real value of the book is that its detailed description of this particular scam provides a universal blueprint of the way all such scams work on Wall Street, throughout the financial industry.

Just Three Senators Attend Hearing On Rigged Stock Market

The Huffington Post | Christine Conetta | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The book “Flash Boys” sounded the alarm about a potentially rigged stock market system, prompting the Senate Homeland Security and G...

How the One Percent Is Stealing Your Money in the Stock Market

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

You think that the broker has your best interest at heart. They are, after all, working for you. You are paying them a commission. And you are living in America, the land of "everyday low prices." But you have been misled.

Big Bank Under Scrutiny For Hiring Practices

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2014 | Business

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc disclosed on Friday that it was being investigated over its hiring practices outside the United States. The Wa...

What Would Michael Lewis Do? Let's Ask Him

Elliot S. Weissbluth | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
Elliot S. Weissbluth

The language of finance is complicated. From the "turgid dialect" of Fedspeak to the rambling disclaimers on investment prospectuses, the industry embraces verbosity.

Derailing the High-Speed Trading Bullet Train Before It Crashes Our Economy

Sarah Anderson | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

On May 6, 2010, the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its fastest nosedive ever. What happened? What's clear is that high-frequency trader accelerated the free fall by withdrawing from the market en masse. Four years after they caused the "Flash Crash," those speed demons still rule our financial markets.

Is The Stock Market Rigged?

Brian Schreiner | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Brian Schreiner

In this post, I address the assertion by Michael Lewis during his 60 Minutes interview and in his new book, "Flash Boys," that the market is "rigged" by high-frequency traders.

High-Speed Trading Firms Issued Subpoenas

AP | By MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An official familiar with the investigation said the New York Attorney General's Office has issued subpoenas to six firms and se...

5 Myths About High-Frequency Trading

Bob Swarup | Posted 06.14.2014 | Business
Bob Swarup

For better or for worse, high-frequency trading is a part of our financial landscape today. This is an economic arms race, and there are risks involved.

High-Frequency Trading Marks High Water of Financial Corruption

David Paul | Posted 06.12.2014 | Business
David Paul

When a person or firm makes too much money for too long, it turns heads. And so it was with Steven A. Cohen. Year after year, Cohen's firm, SAC Capital, beat the Street. Big bets, the theory went.

Make the "Rigged" Markets Work for You

Dan Solin | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

How do you position yourself to benefit from the positive effects of high-frequency trading, while avoiding its perils?

Institutional Corruption in High Frequency Trading

Luka Orešković | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Luka Orešković

A big portion of this trend can be blamed on the great recession, and what is seen as a suddenly realized peril of even seemingly solid and famous institutions going down as they succumbed to high-risk operations in the market.

Wall Street's Problem

Dave Lauer | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
Dave Lauer

Is the stock market rigged? This is the hot-button question of the day. With all due respect, it's a stupid question. It's a stupid question for which the answer doesn't even matter.

The Idiot's Guide to High Frequency Trading

Mark Cuban | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
Mark Cuban

If you know that by getting to the front of the line you are able to see or anticipate some material number of the trades that are about to happen, you are GUARANTEED to make a profit. What is the definition of a rigged market? When you are guaranteed to make a profit.

Flash Boys Puts a Flashlight on Dark, Predatory HFT Trading

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

The industry counters by denying these facts and boldly claiming that they provide liquidity and lower costs, but it has been demonstrated that HFT is more often a liquidity taker than a liquidity provider and, if anything, raises the costs of trading.

High Frequency Trading, and Proof That the SEC Approach to Insider Trading Is Completely Wrong

Mark Cuban | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Mark Cuban

The SEC continues to think insider trading enforcement is the way to increase confidence in the markets. It is not.